Thanks to the Martyrs; placard near army lines in Cairo, December 2011. (Credit: Alisdare Hickson/Flickr)

The Arab Spring and the securitisation of space

A decade on from 9/11, the Arab Spring provoked another round of repressive state security measures. In their response to the popular uprisings of 2011,...
Syrian refugees protesting the bombing of Aleppo. Berlin, December 2016. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

Deconstructing the Trojan horse: Towards non-essentialist discourse

How many refugees should a country receive? The question of numbers cannot be addressed without looking at the narratives which shape public policies. I would...
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party. (Credit: Chatham House/Flickr)

The rise of Corbyn’s Labour party and the eclipse of the Tory media

On 15 February 2018, The Sun led with an exclusive gotcha story. On this Tory tabloid’s front page was the lurid headline: ‘CORBYN AND...
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi clash with security forces in Cairo, August 2013. (Credit: Diariocritico de Venezuela/Flickr)

Institutional failure: The quest for Egyptian stability

The collapse of the Egyptian state was a real possibility following the removal of Hosni Mubarak from power, the dissolution of the National Democratic...
The Wall Street Bull in the financial district in Manhattan, New York. (Credit: Sam valadi/Flickr)

Financial capitalism and the future

Donald Trump’s election victory can be seen as the culmination of a series of events including the May 2016 presidential elections in the Philippines...
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Reformatting the Middle East

In the year 2011, the Middle East entered a convoluted new phase of political and economic turmoil. This has led to a number of...
British citizens protest in Trafalgar Square against the referendum results of the UK leaving the EU (Credit: melis/Bigstock)

Hubris and hope: Alternatives to the clash of world orders

The shape of politics is shifting. In France, the country that invented the left-right binary almost 250 years ago, the centre-left and the centre-right...
How can human spirituality be cultivated and developed? (Credit: stokkete/Bigstock)

A dialogical perspective: Humanity, subjectivity, and co-humanity

The world needs to work together to face many profound challenges, ranging from economic and political spheres and extending far beyond. At the root...
Qingxiu District, Nanning, capital of Guangxi province, China (Credit: Creative Family/Bigstock)

Renting the Silk Road

To achieve optimum levels of efficiency, complex societies need the support of efficient hierarchies of decision-making. People in the formative phases of the first civilisations...
Campaigners outside the UK treasury highlight the destructive impact of tax havens. (Credit: Enough Food IF/Flickr)

Wealth mobility: Implications for inequality

In recent decades, economic globalisation has led to an increased mobility of financial assets and wealthy individuals across national boundaries. At the same time, income...

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